DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism is the official regional tourism promotion organization for Hancock and Washington counties in Maine. We invite you to come experience the darkest night skies, the highest tides and more lighthouses than in any other region of the state. Our attractions include the Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Never underestimate the power of the gift of $1.49’s worth of sugar, batter, and blueberries. Being handed a free muffin is an auspicious event. It’s so great, in fact, that at the Empire Grill in Skowhegan, Maine, there’s an endowment—an actual endowment—to make sure it happens to at least one
The land here has been farmed for more than 300 years. Pick organic blueberries, wander through more than 70 display gardens, or take a class in medicinal herbs. But the highlight is a trio of soul-soothing labyrinths created with more than 1,500 lavender plants.Best Lavender Patch PlusFeel calm after circling
Hikers of all abilities can look for wild turkeys and patches of wild blueberries along this 1.6-mile path (round trip) ascending to The Knoll, with an observation deck overlooking a scenic panorama, including Mount Monadnock. One of two such wilderness trails at the Crotched Mountain facility. BEST WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE TRAIL.
The expansive setting, with majestic Mount Monadnock in the foreground, is as delicious as the grape-sized blueberries clustered on row after row of bushes. The rustic cafe/gift shop provides a quick pick-me-up before you hit the outdoors for a full range of PYO delectables: gooseberries, currants, and blackberries, oh my.
Grab a blue pail, and try to resist the urge to race like a kid toward the meticulously cultivated rows of bushes at this solar-powered pick-your-own farm, which grows just one crop exceedingly well: blueberries. With 19 early-, mid- and late-season varieties of these antioxidant-rich gems, a long harvest season
Portland’s first farmers’ market dates back to 1768. Nowadays, its vendors line city walkways, all offering Maine-grown produce and products. Foodies will appreciate delicacies such as homemade tempeh, red-cabbage sauerkraut, kimchi, black radishes, raw honey, kefir, and of course, freshly picked Maine blueberries.Saturdays 7am-noon, April-November. Monument Square, Portland. Wednesdays 7am-2pm,
The land here has been farmed for more than 300 years. Pick organic blueberries, wander through more than 70 display gardens, or take a class in medicinal herbs. But the highlight is a trio of soul-soothing labyrinths created with more than 1,500 lavender plants.
After they’ve helped pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or apples, you can treat the kids to a hot apple-cider doughnut at the bakery in the 18th-century barn; then let them feed the goats in the farm’s small petting zoo. BEST KID-FRIENDLY FARM STAND.